And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow. The striking word τεφρώσας , turning into ashes, occurs nowhere else in the New Testament; and the word for "overthrow" ( καταστροφή ) only in 2 Timothy 2:14 . It is used in the Septuagint Version of Genesis 19:29 of this same judgment. Perhaps "to an overthrow" is a better translation (comp. Luke 17:26-29 ; Jud Luke 1:7 ). Making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; rather, having made. The example is to be a lasting warning; literally, an example of those that should live ungodly; i.e., an example of their punishment, their end. In this verse the Vatican Manuscript omits "with an overthrow," and reads "an example of things to come unto the ungodly."